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  • Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

    Shining Bronze-Cuckoo.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Pied Currawong

    Pied Currawong.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Crested Tern

    Crested Tern.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Australian Pied Oystercatcher

    Australian Pied Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • Crimson Rosella

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Con Boekel

Coming soon ...

The Bird Identification Gallery is an exciting initiative – designed as a resource to enhance the species identification skills of our members. The gallery will house high quality images of adult males and females, immatures, juveniles, and plumage morphs (breeding/non-breeding plumage, eclipse plumage and published regional variations), and under-wing patterns. These images will provide a continuing updated photographic resource that currently is only available by purchasing a published photographic guide book. Populating this gallery with the highest quality images for identification will also provide our members with an ongoing opportunity to capture and have their images displayed as some of the best for field identification of Australian birds.

Digital images suitable for this gallery will have a clear set of identifiable criteria developed for facilitating species field identification. These criteria are being developed by an appointed Bird Identification Gallery Committee.

Images for this gallery will be selected from the New Images Gallery, the Main Library, and the past and current competition galleries.

The total number of images for each species will be kept to a minimum to facilitate a readily searchable resource. The preferred number of images is up to 20, as this is the (default) number of images that are displayed on a single image thumbnail page. For some of the more complex species more than 20 images may be required, but the maximum number will not exceed 40 images.

The Previous Bird ID Challenge galleries also provide notes on identification; you may find it useful to visit these for the sets of birds that have been used in past challenges.

Recent Picks

Whistling Kite (Image ID 26732)
Whistling Kite
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 2
Noisy Friarbird (Image ID 26729)
Noisy Friarbird
Marlene Lyell
Viewed: 14
White-breasted Robin (Image ID 26708)
White-breasted Robin
William Betts
Viewed: 15
Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 26712)
Straw-necked Ibis
Adam Higgins
Viewed: 16
Red-rumped Parrot (Image ID 26654)
Red-rumped Parrot
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 37
Little Egret (Image ID 26644)
Little Egret
William Betts
Viewed: 27
Palm Cockatoo (Image ID 26631)
Palm Cockatoo
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 47
Australasian Bittern (Image ID 26572)
Australasian Bittern
Anthea Fleming
Viewed: 62
Green Rosella (Image ID 26550)
Green Rosella
David Seymour
Viewed: 53
Western Thornbill (Image ID 26507)
Western Thornbill
William Betts
Viewed: 42

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.